Posts for Tag: Potus

19 Sprache und Denken

„Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you’re a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my, like, credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger, fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.“


Worauf es ankommt

„Wenn die Sprache nicht stimmt, so ist das, was gesagt wird, nicht das, was gemeint ist. 

Ist das, was gesagt wird, nicht das, was gemeint ist, so kommen die Werke nicht zustande. 

Kommen die Werke nicht zustande, so gedeihen Moral und Kunst nicht. 

Gedeihen Moral und Kunst nicht, so trifft die Justiz nicht. 

Trifft die Justiz nicht, so weiß das Volk nicht, wohin Hand und Fuß setzen. 

Also dulde man keine Willkür in den Worten. Das ist alles, worauf es ankommt.“



„Think about it: the President of the United States is threatening to blackmail the former chief of the nation’s top domestic law enforcement agency in an attempt to shut him up.“